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stage 13: Stadt Blankenberg - Königswinter-Oberpleis (18.4 km, 5-6 hours)


From the historic vineyards by the Sieg to basalt mining in Pleiser Ländchen, the stage holds many surprises along the way. And the course of the stage is varied too: Paths through lonely valleys and forests are interspersed with passages through small villages and along ridgeways offering many fantastic views. Hikers will catch glimpses of the Siebengebirge and their highest elevation, Großen Ölberg, time and time again.


way-marker Bergischer Weg

length: 18,4 km

duration: 5-6 hours

Stadt Blankenberg, Katharinentor

end point:
 Access route: approx. 2,5 km to Königswinter-Oberpleis


map of stage 13

gpx-track of stage 13


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Katharinenturm in Stadt Blankenberg
Bergischer Weg
height profile Bergischer Weg stage 13

arrival and further information

by car:

A560 to AS Hennef-Ost, B8 and L333 to Stadt Blankenberg
 car park: car park Am Katharinentor, car park Steinermühle

with public transport:
DB Bahn: with RE9, S12, S13 to Bahnhof Blankenberg

options for returning to the starting point:
from stop "Nonnenberg" with bus 560 to Oberpleis bus terminal, with bus 525 to Hennef train station and S12 to Blankenberg train station

other access options:
- Süchterscheid (bus 570), access route: approx. 0,8 km
- Uckerath (bus 522, 528, 570 to "Uckerath Mitte")
- Lichtenberg (bus 522), access route: 1,2 km
- Sand (bus 525), access route: 0,5 km

connection to other long-distance hiking trails: 
Till Süchterscheid the Bergischer Weg and the Natursteig Sieg run on the same path.

Tourist Information office:
Tourist-Info der Stadt Hennef
Historisches Rathaus der Stadt Hennef
Frankfurter Straße 97
53773 Hennef
Telefon: 0049 (0)2242-19433
E-Mail: tourismus(at)

General information:
Some areas may be muddy in inclement weather.
Please bring appropriate equipment (rucksack provisions, rain wear, sturdy footwear)!
If you wish to use public transport, please find out about the available connections beforehand.